Mr. Modell served multiple tours as a CIA case officer where he specialized in Latin America and the Middle East.

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He was a Non-Resident Senior Associate at CSIS as part of the Burke Chair in Strategy, and is currently the Managing Director for the Rapidan Energy Group, a leading Washington, DC-based oil market consulting firm.


Mr. Modell teaches Intelligence and Psychology, a class offered by the Center for Security Studies that delves into personality disorders in the context of human intelligence operations. The course serves as the basis for Mr. Modell’s ongoing research into “tactical psychology.”


Mr. Modell received a B.A in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.